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Laura Stark, Rick LaPlante Join ROY-G-BIV Board of Directors

Bingen, WA September, 2010 ROY-G-BIV Corporation, a leading provider of machine-to-enterprise integration solutions, announced the addition of Laura Stark and Rick LaPlante to its Board of Directors.   

Laura Stark is senior vice president of Corporate Development for Rambus, one of the world’s premier technology and patent licensing companies.  A member of the Rambus executive leadership team, Ms. Stark leads the company’s diversification and acquisition efforts. Prior to joining Rambus in 1996, Ms. Stark held various positions with Motorola.  Ms. Stark earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Rick LaPlante retired as Director and General Manager of Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team System, which was designed, incubated and delivered under Mr. LaPlante's leadership.  Team System annual revenues grew to nearly $500 million by the time he retired from Microsoft in 2007.  Mr. LaPlante attended Gonzaga University before joining Microsoft in 1998 as a Software Design Engineer, then rising through the ranks.

"Rick has been a talented and effective company advisor, and we are excited for his contributions at the board level," said ROY-G-BIV CEO Jay Clark.  "We are also honored to have Laura join our board given her distinction and accomplishments at Rambus.  Both Rick and Laura bring a wealth of experience and success to our software and intellectual property businesses."


ROY-G-BIV Corporation develops and markets the XMC® universal connectivity platform to improve visibility, utilization and performance of plant floor robotic and motion-controlled machinery. The XMC platform serves as a common, vendor-neutral interface between proprietary machines and virtually any factory or enterprise software system, facilitating access to a wealth of hard-to-reach machine operational and health data. ROY-G-BIV’s vision is to enable robotic machines and devices of all kinds for an increasingly interconnected world. ROY-G-BIV’s systems are protected by a numerous issued U.S. and foreign patents. 

For more information please contact:

ROY-G-BIV Corporation
Jay Clark
T: 509-493-3743 x202
F: 509-493-3748

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